This router mortise jig is finally coming around to looking like a working jig. It’s a swiss army knife of mortise jigs: 45 degree ledge, a 90 degree horizontal ledge that can travel 4” up and down, and can slide 4” left or right to make room for 90 degree vertical pieces. Still working out a middle vertical 16”x2” bar of wood for clamping, still gotta put stops in on the rear T-track, and still more to do.
This was my first time working with hardwood (scraps I had laying around) and first time doing rabbets and dado’s.
Lots of mistakes in building this simple structure, but it was a learning experience.
I cut out triangles and large areas for 2 reasons: make the dang thing lighter to move around, and for future F clamps if the need arises.
-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter